Samuel Dagogo-Jack, M.D., chief of the division of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and colleagues randomly assigned 1,441 people with type 1 diabetes mellitus to either receive intensive management of their diabetes or conventional therapy.
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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center says it is looking at expanding its program in Nashville. “In fact, it increases our reach and makes us stronger both in Memphis and statewide,” Ken Brown, UTHSC executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer, said.
The aim is a satellite campus in Nashville in partnership with Saint Thomas Health that would be located on six acres near Saint Thomas West Hospital.
The university is planning to begin construction on a satellite campus adjacent to Saint Thomas West Hospital within the year, according to Ken Brown, UTHSC executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer.
Medical residents aren’t new to Saint Thomas Health, but a new neighbor — a planned $40-million University of Tennessee Health Science Center site — will up the ante considerably.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is laying the groundwork for a dramatic expansion of its medical training program in Nashville. The Memphis-based institution is looking toward “a major construction project” that would bring more aspiring doctors to Middle Tennessee, according to a statement from UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab.
Samuel Dagogo-Jack is Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Director, Clinical Research Center at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, where he holds the A.C. Mullins Endowed Chair in Translational Research.
“Across the board, individuals who had better glucose control due to intensive therapy had increased survival,” said co-author Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack, chief of the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.